I would have liked to have read more about the changing significance of the face in the lead up to the first transplant. This is promised in the abstract, yet not really addressed in the article. One of the most challenging aspects of face transplant surgery is that it takes place on the face, perhaps the most symbolically-laden part of the human body, as Pearl has shown. I was left with a lot of intriguing questions: what changes in cultural perceptions of the face took place between the time of Shushruta and Peter Butler? What are the disconnects and the differences that disturb the linear narrative being critiqued? And how does the Surrealist project, with its affinities with the stylistics of horror, create and engage with an audience for films like Les Yeux sans Visage? There seems to be a key story here, in this intersection between audience and creator, that is lost in the broad brushstrokes of this article. I suspect that is a story that Biernoff could tell better than anyone else.
We field-tested Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T's speeds using the Speedtest.net benchmarking app in different locations. We also downloaded apps, movies and TV shows to see how fast the network and phones handled real-world actions (more below).
Peak speeds are one thing, but what you'll really care about is how quickly your shows and movies can download. We downloaded some of the same apps and shows in Chicago, Dallas, and LA to try to compare.
The high-tech stuff is flawlessly done, but the intriguing elements of the movie involve the performances. Travolta and Cage do not use dubbed voices, and don't try to imitate each other's speaking voices precisely when "occupying" each other's bodies. Instead, knowing that the sound of a voice is created to some degree by the larynx of his host body, they provide suggestions of each other's speech and vocal patterns, along with subtle physical characteristics. The movie's premise is that only the faces change - so each actor also finds ways to suggest that he is not the original inhabitant of his body. (Troy-as-Archer at one point refers unhappily to Archer's "ridiculous chin," and the fact that it's Travolta playing Cage criticizing Travolta is typical of the spins they put on the situation.) For the Archer character, who begins inside Travolta's body and then spends most of the movie inside Cage's, the challenge is to fool a convict brother so suspicious that even when faced with the face of his own brother, he's cautious. For Troy, it's even trickier: He goes home to Archer's family, including his wife (Joan Allen) and confused teenage daughter (Dominique Swain), and has to convince them that he's the husband and father they know. The wife in particular is surprised by the renewed ardor of a husband whose thoughts, for years, have been on revenge rather than romance. (Meanwhile, Archer as Troy is confronted by Troy's girlfriend, played by Gina Gershon).
Intersection: A New York bridge overpass provides the backdrop in which an ultra-condensed 2-block battle zone allows players to fight on the first and second floors of surrounding apartments. Vortex: No storm shelter can keep you safe in a map that places you just outside the danger zone of a devastating tornado. U-Turn: A bombed-out, gridlocked highway provides a perfect backdrop for combatants, where oil fields burn black high above six-lanes' worth of abandoned vehicles.
Letters from the First World War, part one (1915) is based on the first half of the RAIL record. We have labelled each letter according to a theme from the First World War. For example, some letter writers have detailed their experience of the trenches, injury, or active service in the Dardanelles and India or training prior going abroad. Others have touched on the technology of war, the movement of troops or conditions at the railheads in France. There are three accompanying PDFs, each containing a collection of letters on the themes of the Dardanelles, training and the trenches.
Get ready for another round of the game with the best worst jokes you've ever heard! Inspired by the hit internet sensation, we bring you the party game that will make any game night a laugh riot! This 2nd edition is a stand-alone game with 600 new jokes and all the Dad humor you love! We've all groaned or rolled our eyes after hearing "dad jokes" before, but when the pressure is on, can you stop yourself from laughing or even cracking a smile? Just like the first version of Dad Joke Face-Off, the 2nd edition has two players sit face-to-face and take turns telling jokes. Read a Dad Joke off of your card and do so WITHOUT SMILING OR LAUGHING, while trying to get your opponent to crack. Sounds pretty simple? Don't take our word for it, get your friends and family together and see who laughs or doesn't laugh the most!When a player smiles or laughs, their opponent gives them a "Made You Laugh" Card. The player with the least Made You Laugh Cards wins the round. Continue to Face-Off with other opponents to see who has the best (or worst) sense of humor with the game you can't help but laugh at! Tell silly, pun-filled dad jokes in this second edition of the popular party game Dad Joke Face-OffTry to make your opponents laugh at the corny dad jokesWhen its your opponent's turn to tell jokes - keep a straight face! Includes 600 brand new dad jokes, 12 "Made You Laugh" cards and 154 tokensDesigned for 2 to 12 players ages 10 and up, with each round lasting 30 minutes on average
As part of my testing of the flagship Denon AVR-X8500H A/V receiver, I finally have access to all three of the competing immersive sound upmixer formats and was able to run a comparison to see exactly how they each work on a normal movie soundtrack.
SYFY AND NYC & COMPANY WILL LAUNCH SECOND ANNUAL 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEENYC IN OCTOBER CITY-WIDE EVENT EXPANDS INTO THREE-DAY SYFY HALLOWEEN NYC FEST, SPONSORSHIP OF 14 PARKS EVENTS AND RETAIL PARTNERSHIP WITH SPIRIT HALLOWEENNATIONAL FLYAWAY SWEEPSTAKES, CENTRAL PARK PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AND GETGLUE SOCIAL MEDIA SWEEPSTAKES 31 Days of Halloween Programming Highlighted By First Ever Face Off Live on October 31, Special Holiday Episodes of Paranormal Witness and Haven, Original Movies American Horror House and Rise of the Zombies NEW YORK - October 1, 2012 - For the second straight year, Syfy will serve as tour guide to Halloween in New York City with its imaginative 31 Days of HalloweeNYC, a multi-media, on-the-ground partnership with NYC & Company, the city's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization.To expand Syfy's annual 31 Days of Halloween programming spook-a-thon into the streets of New York, the channel will unleash a rocking three-day Syfy Halloween NYC Fest in Manhattan's Flatiron Plaza featuring music to face painting, along with a first time retail partnership with Spirit Halloween and support of 14 New York City Parks Department holiday events from Pooch Parade to Shocktoberfest and the annual Central Park Pumpkin Festival.As well, 31 Days of HalloweeNYC will enrich the ghoulish experience with a National Flyaway Sweepstakes, a comprehensive guide to city-wide activities and a GetGlue Social Media Sweepstakes.For the fourth consecutive year, The Hershey Company will serve as category-exclusive advertising partner of 31 Days, and in 2012 they've expanded their partnership to be truly multiplatform, including presence on-air and on Syfy.com throughout the month. In addition, Hershey brands will be featured on-ground at various 31 Days of HalloweeNYC events. And, for the second straight season, they will also sponsor Syfy sister network Chiller's October Movie Madness, with customized vignettes tied to the channel's original programs Dead Souls (Friday, October 12 at 9PM) and The American Scream (premieres Sunday, October 28 at 8PM).Chiller, the only cable channel devoted to delivering viewers round-the-clock scares, will also sponsor the well-known New York City haunted house, Blood Manor.Said Michael Engleman, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Global Brand Strategy, Syfy and Chiller: "Once again, Syfy is thrilled to work with NYC & Company to bring this rich selection of family friendly events throughout the five boroughs. With support by long-time advertising partner Hershey's, we will imagine a greater Halloween celebration for both city residents and tourists. "Said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company "Thousands of New Yorkers and visitors gather each year in New York City to celebrate Halloween. Every year, the holiday generates excitement across the five boroughs and showcases New York City's vibrant atmosphere. 31 Days of HalloweeNYC offers an array of unique experiences for every age and interest all month-long." Highlights of Syfy's 31 Days of HalloweeNYC ·Syfy Halloween NYC Fest -- Syfy Halloween NYC Fest will bring the best of the Halloween holiday to Flatiron Plaza (Broadway between 22nd and 23rd Streets) October 26-28, 11am-6pm. Free events, named after popular Syfy programs, will be offered during the three day celebration including a Hot Set Hands-On Craft Station, Ghost Hunters Goodies Snack Station, green-screen Paranormal Witness Photo Booth, a Face Off face painting booth where guests will be transformed from the ordinary to the extraordinary, and performances by Princess Katie and Racer Steve, Apple Seeds-Songs for Seeds, The Amazing Max and the Gazillion Bubble Show, among others.·NYC Parks Events -- Syfy will sponsor 14 NYC Parks Department Halloween programs across the City including haunted houses in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, the Pooch Parade and Howl-o-ween, Thriller at the Battery, and Shocktoberfest. ·Spirit Halloween - As part of the promotion, all NYC Spirit Halloween retailers will show Syfy branding and counter collateral. During October, consumers can take advantage of a Syfy Spirit Coupon for 20 percent off one item at any Spirit store nationwide. Plus, Spirit has created the "Syfy Picks" webpage, where costumes selected by Syfy will be posted. ·Syfy Digital - Don't miss an event around the city or on Syfy with its 31 Days of Halloween calendar at syfy.com/halloween. The site provides details about special seasonal events around New York City along with a full schedule of shows such as Face Off, Hot Set, Alphas, Haven, and Syfy Original Movies. Users can also enter to win and download exclusive coupons for their Halloween shopping.·Syfy Social - For the GetGlue Social Media Sweepstakes, users who check in to either four airings of one show in the 31 Days of Halloween Promotion or four 31 Days of Halloween programs will receive a special sticker, automatically entering them into the 31 Days of Halloween sweepstakes. The grand prize winner will receive an NBC Store Prize package. Syfy Sync will continue throughout October for Face Off, including the October 31 live finale. Fans can vote for the winner via Syfy Sync as well.·Central Park Pumpkin Festival - At the October 27 Central Park Pumpkin Festival, Syfy will host a dedicated pumpkin decorating booth. Other activities at the festival include arts & crafts, hayrides, haunted house, marionette show, face painting and musical entertainment.·National Flyaway Sweepstakes - After the success of last year's sweepstakes, which drew nearly 100K entries, this year's Sweepstakes has been expanded to include a full Halloween-style makeover from Spirit Halloween along with round trip airfare on Jet Blue to New York; a two night stay at Yotel Hotel, and VIP seating at the famous Village Halloween Parade.·HalloweeNYC Guide - A full color guide to all of the exciting Halloween activities in the city will be inserted in Time Out New York's October 3 issue, as well as distributed at the NYC Info Center and Halloween events throughout New York.·Outdoor Media - Syfy will blanket the city with an extensive outdoor media campaign from bus shelters, pole banners, newsstands and phone kiosks to Taxi TVs.Among Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween programming highlights (October 1-31) will be:·PARANORMAL WITNESS -- Wednesday, October 3 at 10PM - Paranormal Witness presents a special 90-minute episode about one of the most well-known cases of alien abduction ever recorded - the famed 1975 abduction (and reappearance) of Arizona logger Travis Walton.·AMERICAN HORROR HOUSE -- Saturday, October 13 at 9PM - On Halloween night, a sorority house is overrun with ghosts, while a vengeful housemother goes on a killing spree. The American Horror House Original Movie stars Morgan Fairchild and Alessandra Torresani.·HAVEN -- Friday, October 26 at 10PM - In this special Halloween episode directed by Jason Priestley, Audrey (Emily Rose), Nathan (Lucas Bryant) and Duke (Eric Balfour) and the others are lured to an infamous Haven haunted house on Halloween - and become trapped inside.·RISE OF THE ZOMBIES -- Saturday, October 27 at 9PM - Survivors of a zombie plague escape their island refuge (Alcatraz) when it's overrun, risking the outside world to find a scientist who is rumored to have found a cure for the disease. The Rise of the Zombies Original Movie stars Mariel Hemingway, LeVar Burton, Danny Trejo and French Stewart.·SCARE TACTICS -- Premieres Monday, October 29 from 7:00-10:30PM - Host Tracy Morgan returns for this special marathon of all-new episodes of Scare Tactics, the hidden camera show with a sci-fi twist that pulls outrageous pranks on unsuspecting friends and family. In the season premiere, singer/actress Brooke Hogan makes her Scare Tactics debut as a ravenous zombie. ·VIRAL VIDEO SHOWDOWN -- Premieres Tuesday, October 30 at 10PM - From 495 Productions, the producers of Jersey Shore, and hosted by Kevin Pereira (Attack of the Show) Viral Video Showdown features the greatest viral video creators on the planet going head-to-head in an epic battle for bragging rights and a cash prize. Each week two teams will have to dig deep into their bag of viral tricks to create a video that best captures that week's theme and impresses the expert panel of viral video judges. ·FACE OFF LIVE FINALE -- Wednesday, October 31 at 10PM - Face Off unveils its first live broadcast from Los Angeles on Halloween night. America's voice will be heard as viewers will make the final choice for the Season 3 champion via a live voting feature that will be available immediately following the October 30 episode. Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)Chiller is the only cable channel devoted to delivering viewers round-the-clock scares. Chiller's eclectic slate of adrenaline-fueled, soul-stirring entertainment includes a broad offering of original movies and specials, genre films, international programming (Afterlife, Apparitions), documentary and reality shows (Fear Factor), anthology series (Masters of Horror) and some of the most thought-provoking and suspenseful series ever on television (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Twilight Zone, Tales from the Darkside, Outer Limits). Chiller is currently available in over 40 million homes. To learn more, visit: www.chillertv.com. Chiller. Scary Good. 2b1af7f3a8